William Howard

RBS remembers 1914-1918



William Howard

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: London Oxford Street branch

Died: 24 April 1917

William Aloysius Howard was born on 18 July 1895, the son of Charles Howard, a customs officer. He was educated at Stonyhurst College, Hawkesyard College, Rugeley and Salesian School, Farnborough.

In September 1912, when Howard was 17 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as an apprentice at its London Oxford Street branch. When he completed his apprenticeship three years later, he was promoted to become a clerk at the same branch, but was advised to take steps to improve his handwriting.

In December 1915 Howard joined the army, and by 1917 was on active service in France as a Second Lieutenant in the King's Own Scottish Borderers. He was struck by a shell and killed instantly on 24 April 1917. He was 21 years old.

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